Comedian Jimmy Tatro came to TCU to perform his comedy show "Memoirs of a College Dropout."

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Comedian Jimmy Tatro came to TCU to perform his comedy set, but his ambitions extend beyond his current comedy tour.

Tatro performed his stand-up “Memoirs of a College Dropout” for TCU students on Friday in the Brown-Lupton Univeristy Union Ballroom.

Students waited for the comedian to come on stage and perform his stand-up "Memoirs of a College Dropout."
Students waited for the comedian to come on stage and perform his stand-up “Memoirs of a College Dropout.”

During his set, he joked about his past relationships and recounted his arrest during his first year in college.

His performance at TCU was filmed and could potentially be produced as a stand-up special that may appear on his YouTube channel, Life According to Jimmy.

Tatro, however, is trying to bring his comedy to more than just the computer screen.

Tatro said he is pitching a comedy show to various networks and starting plans for his own production company. He has just finished co-writing a screenplay with Eric Falconer, the creator of “Blue Mountain State.”

“There’s a lot going on,” Tatro said. “But I just have a lot of things in development right now that I’m pretty excited about.”

His most recent venture is his pitch for a comedy show based on his YouTube series “sixth-grade sleepovers“.  The videos, Tatro said, are based on the weird things middle school boys talk about as they are entering a new level of sexual awareness.

Tatro sat down with TCU360's Kat Matthews for an exclusive interview before his performance at TCU Friday night.
Tatro sat down with TCU 360’s Kat Matthews for an exclusive interview before his performance at TCU Friday night.

“I’ve had a lot of fun exploring in those other videos, and we’ve done so many, I was just like ‘we should just do this. We should just make a series or something,'” Tatro said.

Having multiple projects in development is leading Tatro to contemplate founding his own production company.

Tatro said with the intricacy of his YouTube videos, he wants a staff that can do the parts of production he does not enjoy.

Tatro said he wants to focus on the writing and performing aspects of his comedy. His idea for a production company would be reminiscent of Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, he said.

For now, Tatro is focusing on getting his comedy to a broader audience while balancing his personal and public life.

“I try to keep [work] on the weekdays and hang out with as many of my friends and family as I can on the weekends,” he said.

With his rise in popularity and fame, Tatro said his personal life has had to take on a business structure.

Tatro, however, said he wants to “make more of a conscious effort” to see his friends outside of the business world.